Some people talk in riddles (Hobbit fans? Anyone??). This client talks in far-less-puzzling descriptors. So the new construction drill usually goes like such: Find lot. Line up architect and builder. Select interior designer. And finally (slow-crescendo drumroll please) – get started. But occasionally we run into...

There’s a fine line between cozy and cramped – and this family was feeling that line had been crossed. (Nothing a little floor plan rejiggery can’t fix.) We give our projects fun internal names partly to amuse ourselves and partly for more practical hashtag / search...

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA. SORRY, BASEMENT. THE WHOLE FIRST FLOOR JUST CUT IN FRONT OF YOU. The problem (technically a non-problem) with waiting six months to start your basement remodel, is that it gives you a dangerous 180 days of ponder time to reconsider everything else –...

THE DESIGNSTORMS GUIDE TO GOOD HOOD-ING. AN EXPLAINER. The combo of peak entertaining season and pending school mid-terms got us thinking a li’l Hooducation 101 may be worthwhile. A surprising number of parts and pieces have to come together for the hood scenario to work. And...

BE GONE WITH THEE, REDDISH CHERRY FLOORS AND CABINETS. THY STYLE MOMENT HAS LONG, LONG GONE. Demo days are a festive affair, especially for a couple like this, who’d been waiting, waiting, waiting for the right time to set us loose on their Wheaton kitchen remodel....

THE REQUEST? A NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME FOR FIVE. NO WAIT – SIX. NOPE. ACTUALLY, MAKE THAT SEVEN. Foot-draggers we are not. As a matter of fact, our get-it-done-ness is one of our finer qualities. But there’s nothing quite like having a homeowners’ baby on the way to...

When you've run into as many "suprises" as we have, you get verrry good at reconfigury. (Not a word, but we’ll use it anyway.) - As promised, a recent project! We wanted to share this home because, while yes, we have a very defined “typical” process – we also...

From bedroom floors and wobbly folding card tables, to actual desks. In an actual studio. (Are we big time yet? Feels borderline big time.)   As we chatted about launching our blog, we batted around a few ideas, but landed on simply telling our how-we-got-where-we-are-so-far story. We get...

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